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Magnolia x wieseneri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia

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Magnolia is a large genus of about 210[1] flowering plant species in the subfamily Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae.


The natural range of Magnolia species is a disjunct distribution, with a main center in east and southeast Asia and a secondary center in eastern North America, Central America, the West Indies, and some species in South America.

The genus is named after French botanist Pierre Magnol.

Magnolia is an ancient genus. Having evolved before bees appeared, the flowers developed to encourage pollination by beetles. As a result, the carpels of Magnolia flowers are tough, to avoid damage by eating and crawling beetles. Fossilised specimens of M. acuminata have been found dating to 20 million years ago, and of plants identifiably belonging to the Magnoliaceae dating to 95 million years ago[citation needed]. Another primitive aspect of Magnolias is their lack of distinct sepals or petals.

Origin of the name Magnolia

In 1703 Charles Plumier (1646-1704) described a flowering tree from the island of Martinique in his Genera.[2] He gave the species, known locally as 'talauma', the genus name Magnolia, after Pierre Magnol. The English botanist William Sherard, who studied botany in Paris under Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, a pupil of Magnol, was most probably the first after Plumier to adopt the genus name Magnolia. He was at least responsible for the taxonomic part of Johann Jacob Dillenius's Hortus Elthamensis[3] and of Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands.[4] These were the first works after Plumier's Genera that used the name Magnolia, this time for some species of flowering trees from temperate North America.

Carolus Linnaeus, who was familiar with Plumier's Genera, adopted the genus name Magnolia in 1735 in his first edition of Systema naturae, without a description but with a reference to Plumier's work. In 1753, he took up Plumier's Magnolia in the first edition of Species plantarum. Since Linnaeus never saw an herbarium specimen (if there ever was one) of Plumier's Magnolia and had only his description and a rather poor picture at hand, he must have taken it for the same plant which was described by Catesby in his 1730 Natural History of Carolina. He placed it in the synonymy of Magnolia virginiana var. fœtida, the taxon now known as Magnolia grandiflora.

The species that Plumier originally named Magnolia was later described as Annona dodecapetala by Lamarck,[5] and has since been named Magnolia plumieri and Talauma plumieri (and still a number of other names) but is now known as Magnolia dodecapetala.[6]

Nomenclature and classification

When Linnaeus took up Magnolia in his Species plantarum (1753), he created a lemma of only one species: Magnolia virginiana. Under that species he described five varieties (glauca, fœtida, grisea, tripetala and acuminata). In the tenth edition of Systema naturae (1759), he merged grisea with glauca, and raised the four remaining varieties to species status.[7]

By the end of the 18th century, botanists and plant hunters exploring Asia began to name and describe the Magnolia species from China and Japan. The first Asiatic species to be described by western botanists were Magnolia denudata and Magnolia liliiflora,[8] and Magnolia coco and Magnolia figo.[9] Soon after that, in 1794, Carl Peter Thunberg collected and described Magnolia obovata from Japan and at roughly the same time Magnolia kobus was also first collected.[10]

With the number of species increasing, the genus was divided into the two subgenera Magnolia and Yulania. Magnolia contains the American evergreen species Magnolia grandiflora, which is of horticultural importance, especially in the United States, and Magnolia virginiana, the type species. Yulania contains several deciduous Asiatic species, such as Magnolia denudata and Magnolia kobus, which have become horticulturally important in their own right and as parents in hybrids. Classified in Yulania, is also the American deciduous Magnolia acuminata (Cucumber tree), which has recently attained greater status as the parent which is responsible for the yellow flower colour in many new hybrids.

Relations in the family Magnoliaceae have been puzzling taxonomists for a long time. Because the family is quite old and has survived many geological events (such as ice ages, mountain formation and continental drift), its distribution has become scattered. Some species or groups of species have been isolated for a long time, while others could stay in close contact. To create divisions in the family (or even within the genus Magnolia), solely based upon morphological characters, has proven to be a nearly impossible task.[11]

Flowering Magnolia figo 'Purple Queen'.

By the end of the 20th century, DNA sequencing had become available as a method of large scale research on phylogenetic relationships. Several studies, including studies on many species in the family Magnoliaceae, were carried out to investigate relationships.[12][13][14] What these studies all revealed was that genus Michelia and Magnolia subgenus Yulania were far more closely allied to each other than either one of them was to Magnolia subgenus Magnolia. These phylogenetic studies were supported by morphological data.[15]

As nomenclature is supposed to reflect relationships, the situation with the species names in Michelia and Magnolia subgenus Yulania was undesirable. Taxonomically there are three choices; 1: to join Michelia and Yulania species in a common genus, not being Magnolia (for which the name Michelia has priority); 2: to raise subgenus Yulania to generic rank, leaving Michelia names and subgenus Magnolia names untouched; or 3: to join Michelia with genus Magnolia into genus Magnolia s.l. (a big genus). Magnolia subgenus Magnolia can not be renamed because it contains Magnolia virginiana, the type species of the genus and of the family. Not many Michelia species have so far become horticulturally or economically important, apart for their wood. Both subgenus Magnolia and subgenus Yulania include species of major horticultural importance, and a change of name would be very undesirable for many people, especially in the horticultural branch. In Europe, Magnolia even is more or less a synonym for Yulania, since most of the cultivated species on this continent have Magnolia (Yulania) denudata as one of their parents. Most taxonomists who acknowledge close relations between Yulania and Michelia therefore support the third option and join Michelia with Magnolia.

The same goes, mutatis mutandis, for the (former) genera Talauma and Dugandiodendron, which are then placed in subgenus Magnolia, and genus Manglietia, which could be joined with subgenus Magnolia or may even earn the status of an extra subgenus. Elmerrillia seems to be closely related to Michelia and Yulania, in which case it will most likely be treated in the same way as Michelia is now. The precise nomenclatural status of small or monospecific genera like Kmeria, Parakmeria, Pachylarnax, Manglietiastrum, Aromadendron, Woonyoungia, Alcimandra, Paramichelia and Tsoongiodendron remains uncertain. Taxonomists who merge Michelia into Magnolia tend to merge these small genera into Magnolia s.l. as well. Botanists do not yet agree on whether to recognize a big Magnolia genus or the different small genera. For example, Flora of China offers two choices: a large Magnolia which includes about 300 species, everything in the Magnoliaceae except Liriodendron (tulip tree), or 16 different genera, some of them recently split out or re-recognized, each of which contains up to 50 species.[16] The western co-author favors the big Magnolia genus, whereas the Chinese co-authors recognize the different small genera.

Selected species

This species list has been adapted from the one used by the Magnolia Society, which can be viewed here. It does not represent the last word on the subclassification of the genus Magnolia (read above), as a clear consensus has not yet been reached.
The list is broken down into 3 subgenera, 12 sections and 13 subsections. Each species entry follows the following pattern:
Botanical name Naming auth. - Common name(s), if any (REGION FOUND)

Subgenus Magnolia

Anthers open by splitting at the front facing the centre of the flower. Deciduous or evergreen. Flowers produced after the leaves.

Section Magnolia

  • Magnolia grandiflora L. - Southern magnolia or Bull bay (SE US)
  • Magnolia guatemalensis Donn. Sm. - Guatemalan magnolia or Mamey (GUATEMALA)
    • Magnolia guatemalensis ssp. hondurensis (Molina) Vazquez Honduran magnolia (HONDURAS, EL SALVADOR)
  • Magnolia iltisiana Vazquez . (W MEXICO)
  • Magnolia pacifica Vazquez . (W MEXICO)
    • Magnolia pacifica ssp. pugana Iltis & Vazquez . (W MEXICO)
    • Magnolia pacifica ssp. tarahumara Vazquez . (W MEXICO)
  • Magnolia panamensis Vazquez & Iltis . (PANAMA)
  • Magnolia poasana (Pittier) Dandy - Poas magnolia (COSTA RICA, PANAMA)
  • Magnolia schiedeana Schltdl. . (E MEXICO)
  • Magnolia sharpii Meranda - Sharp's magnolia (CHIAPAS MEXICO)
  • Magnolia sororum Seibert - Sister magnolia (PANAMA)
    • Magnolia sororum ssp. lutea Vazquez . (COSTA RICA, PANAMA)
  • Magnolia tamaulipana Vazquez - Mexican evergreen magnolia (NE MEXICO)
  • Magnolia virginiana Linn - Sweetbay magnolia, Sweet magnolia, Sweet bay, Swamp bay, Swamp magnolia, Swamp laurel, Laurel magnolia, White bay or Beaver tree (SOUTHEAST US)
  • Magnolia yoroconte Dandy - Yoroconte magnolia (HONDURAS)

Section Gwillimia

Subsection Gwillimia
  • Magnolia albosericea Chun & Tsoong. . (HAINAN IS.)
  • Magnolia championii Benth - Champion's magnolia (S & SE CHINA)
  • Magnolia coco (Lour.) DC. - Coconut magnolia (SE CHINA)
  • Magnolia delavayi Franchet - Chinese evergreen magnolia or Delavay's magnolia (YUNNAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia fistulosa (Finet & Gagnep.) Dandy . (SE YUNNAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia henryi Dunn - Henry's magnolia (YUNNAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia nana Dandy - Dwarf magnolia (VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia odoratissima Law et Zhou . (S CHINA)
  • Magnolia pterocarpa Roxb. . (NEPAL, BURMA)
Subsection Blumiana
  • Magnolia gigantifolia (Miq.) Noot. . (BORNEO, SUMATRA)
  • Magnolia hodgsonii (Hook.f. & Thom.) H.Keng - Gai lie mu (NEPAL, BURMA)
  • Magnolia lasia Noot. . (BORNEO)
  • Magnolia liliifera (L.) Baillon - Egg magnolia (SE ASIA)
    • Magnolia liliifera var. angatensis (Blanco) Noot. . (PHILIPPINES)
    • Magnolia liliifera var. beccarii (Ridley) Noot. . (BORNEO)
    • Magnolia liliifera var. obovata (Korth.) Govaerts . (BORNEO)
    • Magnolia liliifera var. singapurensis (Ridley) Noot. . (SINGAPORE, SUMATRA)
  • Magnolia mariusjacobsia Noot. . (BORNEO)
  • Magnolia persuaveolens Dandy - Fragrant magnolia (BORNEO)
    • Magnolia persuaveolens ssp. rigida Noot. . (BORNEO)
  • Magnolia sarawakensis (Agostini) Noot. . (BORNEO)
  • Magnolia villosa (Miq.) H.Keng . (SUMATRA, BORNEO)

Section Talauma

Subsection Talauma
  • Magnolia allenii Standl. . (PANAMA)
  • Magnolia amazonica Ducke . (BRAZIL, PERU)
  • Magnolia arcabucoana (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia boliviana (M.Nee) Govaerts . (BOLIVIA)
  • Magnolia caricifragrans (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia cespedesii (Triana & Planch) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia chocoensis (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia dixonii (Little) Govaerts . (ECUADOR)
  • Magnolia dodecapetala (Lam.) Govaerts . (LESSER ANTILLES)
  • Magnolia espinalii (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia georgii (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia gilbertoi (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia gloriensis (Pittier) Govaerts . (CENTRAL AMERICA)
  • Magnolia hernandezii (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia irwiniana (Lozano) Govaerts . (BRAZIL)
  • Magnolia katiorum (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia mexicana DC. . (MEXICO)
  • Magnolia minor (Urb.) Govaerts . (CUBA)
  • Magnolia morii (Lozano) Govaerts . (PANAMA)
  • Magnolia narinensis (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia neillii (Lozano) Govaerts . (ECUADOR)
  • Magnolia ovata (A.St.-Hil.) Spreng. . (BRAZIL)
  • Magnolia polyhypsophilla (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia rimachii (Lozano) Govaerts . (PERU, ECUADOR)
  • Magnolia sambuensis (Pittier) Govaerts . (PANAMA, COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia santanderiana (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia sellowiana (A.St.-Hil.) Govaerts . (BRAZIL)
  • Magnolia silvioi (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia venezuelensis (Lozano) Govaerts . (VENEZUELA)
  • Magnolia virolinensis (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia wolfii (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
Subsection Dugandiodendron
  • Magnolia argyrothricha (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia calimaensis (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia calophylla (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia cararensis (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia chimantensis Steyermark & Maguire - Chimanta magnolia (VENEZUELA)
  • Magnolia colombiana (Little) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia guatapensis (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia lenticellata (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia magnifolia (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia mahechae (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia ptaritepuiana Steyermark - Ptari-tepui magnolia (VENEZUELA)
  • Magnolia striatifolia Little . (COLOMBIA, ECUADOR)
  • Magnolia urraoense (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
  • Magnolia yarumalense (Lozano) Govaerts . (COLOMBIA)
Subsection Cubenses
  • Magnolia cacuminoides Bisse . (CUBA)
  • Magnolia cristalensis Bisse . (CUBA)
  • Magnolia cubensis Urb. - Cuban magnolia (CUBA)
  • Magnolia domingensis Urb. - Dominican magnolia (HAITI)
  • Magnolia ekmannii Urb. . (HAITI)
  • Magnolia emarginata Urb. & Ekman - Small-notched magnolia (HAITI)
  • Magnolia hamorii Howard - Hamor's magnolia (DOM. REP.)
  • Magnolia pallescens Urb. & Ekman - Pale magnolia (DOM. REP.)
  • Magnolia portoricensis Bello - Puerto Rico magnolia (PUERTO RICO)
  • Magnolia splendens Urban - Shining magnolia or Laurel magnolia (PUERTO RICO)

Section Manglietia

  • Magnolia aromatica (Dandy) V.S.Kumar . (S CHINA)
  • Magnolia blaoensis (Gagnep.) Dandy . (VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia blumei Prantl . (SUMATRA, JAVA)
    • Magnolia blumei var. sumatrana (Miq.) Figlar & Noot. . (W SUMATRA)
  • Magnolia calophylloides Figlar & Noot. . (W SUMATRA)
  • Magnolia caveana (Hook.f. & Thoms.) D.C.Raju & M.P.Nayer . (ASSAM, N BURMA)
  • Magnolia chevalieri (Dandy) V.S.Kumar . (VIETNAM, LAOS)
  • Magnolia conifera (Dandy) V.S.Kumar . (SE CHINA, VIETNAM)
    • Magnolia conifera var. chingii (Dandy) V.S.Kumar . (SE CHINA)
  • Magnolia crassipes (Y.W.Law) V.S.Kumar . (GUANGDONG (CHINA))
  • Magnolia dandyi (Gapnep.) Dandy . (S CHINA, VIETNAM, LAOS)
  • Magnolia decidua (Q.Y.Zheng) V.S.Kumar . (JIANGXI (CHINA))
  • Magnolia dolichogyna (Dandy ex Noot.) Figlar & Noot. . (BORNEO, MALAY PENIN.)
  • Magnolia duclouxii Finet & Gagnep. . (VIETNAM, SW CHINA)
  • Magnolia figlarii V.S.Kumar . (SICHUAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia fordiana (Oliv.) Hu . (VIETNAM, S CHINA)
    • Magnolia fordiana var. calcarea (X.H.Song) Chen & Noot. . (GUIZHOU (CHINA))
    • Magnolia fordiana var. forrestii (W.W.Sm. Ex Dandy) Chen & Noot. . (SW CHINA)
    • Magnolia fordiana var. kwangtungensis (Merr.) Chen & Noot. . (SE CHINA)
  • Magnolia garrettii (Craib) V.S.Kumar . (SW CHINA, VIETNAM, THAILAND)
  • Magnolia grandis (Hu & W.C.Cheng) V.S.Kumar . (YUNNAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia hookeri Cubitt & W.W.Sm. . (SW CHINA, N BURMA, THAILAND)
  • Magnolia insignis (Wall.) Blume . (S CHINA, NEPAL, BURMA)
  • Magnolia lanuginosoides Figlar & Noot. . (SUMATRA)
  • Magnolia lucida (B.L.Chen & S.C.Yang) V.S.Kumar . (SW CHINA)
  • Magnolia megaphylla (Hu & W.C.Cheng) V.S.Kumar . (YUNNAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia moto (Dandy) V.S.Kumar . (SE CHINA)
  • Magnolia obovalifolia (C.Y.Yu & Law) V.S.Kumar . (YUNNAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia ovoidea (H.T.Chang & B.L.Chen) V.S.Kumar . (YUNNAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia phuthoensis (Dandy ex Gapnep.) V.S.Kumar . (VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia rufibarbata (Dandy) V.S.Kumar . (VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia sabahensis (Dandy ex Noot.) Figlar & Noot. . (BORNEO)
  • Magnolia tibetica V.S.Kumar . (TIBET)
  • Magnolia utilis (Dandy) V.S.Kumar . (N BURMA, THAILAND)
  • Magnolia ventii (N.V.Tiep) V.S.Kumar . (YUNNAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia yuyuanensis (Y.W.Law) V.S.Kumar . (E CHINA)

Section Kmeria

  • Magnolia duperreana Pierre . (VIETNAM, CAMBODIA)
  • Magnolia kwangsiensis Figlar & Noot. . (YUNNAN, GUANGXI (CHINA))
  • Magnolia thailandica Noot. & Chalermglin . (THAILAND)

Section Rhytidospermum

Subsection Rhytidospermum
  • Magnolia obovata Thunb. - Japanese bigleaf magnolia or Japanese whitebark magnolia (JAPAN)
  • Magnolia officinalis Rehd. & Wilson - Houpu magnolia or Magnolia-bark (W CHINA)
    • Magnolia officinalis ssp. biloba Cheng & Law - Aoyehoupo magnolia (E CHINA)
  • Magnolia rostrata W.W.Smith - Beaked magnolia (SW CHINA)
  • Magnolia tripetala (L.) L. - Umbrella magnolia or Umbrella-tree (SE US)
Subsection Oyama
  • Magnolia globosa Hook.f. & Thoms. - Globe magnolia or Hen magnolia (NEPAL, BURMA)
  • Magnolia sieboldii K.Koch - Siebold's magnolia or Oyama magnolia (KOREA, E CHINA)
    • Magnolia sieboldii ssp. japonica K.Ueda . (JAPAN)
    • Magnolia sieboldii ssp. sinensis (Rehd. & Wilson) Spongberg - Chinese Oyama magnolia or Floreplena magnolia (CENTRAL CHINA)
  • Magnolia wilsonii (Finet. & Gagnep.) Rehd. - Wilson's magnolia (SW CHINA)

Section Auriculata

  • Magnolia fraseri Walt. - Fraser magnolia or Ear-leaved magnolia (SE US)
    • Magnolia fraseri var. pyramidata (Bartram) Pampanini - Pyramid magnolia (SE US)

Section Macrophylla

Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei flower in female phase.
  • Magnolia macrophylla Michx. - Bigleaf magnolia (SE US)
    • Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei (Weatherby) D.Johnson - Ashe magnolia (SE US)
    • Magnolia macrophylla var. dealbata (Zuccarini) D.Johnson - Mexican bigleaf magnolia or Cloudforest magnolia (E MEXICO)

Subgenus Yulania

Anthers open by splitting at the sides. Deciduous. Flowers mostly produced before leaves (except M. acuminata).

Section Yulania

Subsection Yulania
  • Magnolia amoena W.C.Cheng - Tianmu magnolia or Tienmu magnolia (E CHINA)
  • Magnolia biondii Pampan - Spring hope magnolia (E CHINA)
  • Magnolia campbellii Hook.f. & Thomson - Campbell's magnolia (HIMALAYAS)
    • Magnolia campbellii var. alba Treseder . (HIMALAYAS)
    • Magnolia campbellii var. mollicomata (W.W.Smith) F.Kingdon-Ward . (W CHINA, HIMALAYAS)
  • Magnolia cylindrica Wilson - Huangshan magnolia (E CHINA)
  • Magnolia dawsoniana Rehd. & Wilson - Dawson's magnolia (SICHUAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia denudata Desr. - Yulan magnolia or Lilytree (E CHINA)
  • Magnolia kobus DC. - Kobushi magnolia (JAPAN, KOREA)
  • Magnolia liliiflora Desr. - Mulan magnolia, Purple magnolia, Red magnolia or Woody-orchid (C CHINA)
  • Magnolia salicifolia (Sieb. & Zucc.) Maxim. - Willow-leafed magnolia (JAPAN)
  • Magnolia sargentiana Rehd. & Wilson - Sargent's magnolia (W CHINA)
    • Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta Rehd. & Wilson . (SICHUAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia sprengeri Pampan - Sprenger's magnolia (SICHUAN (CHINA))
    • Magnolia sprengeri var. elongata (Rehd. & Wilson) Johnstone . (SICHUAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia stellata (Sieb. & Zucc.) Maxim. - Star magnolia (JAPAN)
  • Magnolia zenii Cheng - Zen magnolia (E CHINA)
Subsection Tulipastrum
  • Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. - Cucumber tree or Blue magnolia (E NORTH AMERICA)
    • Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata (Spach) Dandy - Yellow cucumber tree (SE US)

Section Michelia

Subsection Michelia
Magnolia × alba.
  • Magnolia × alba (DC.) Figlar & Noot. - White champaca (HYBRID ORIGIN)
  • Magnolia angustioblonga (Law & Wu) Figlar . (SW CHINA)
  • Magnolia baillonii Pierre . (SW CHINA, VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia balansae A.DC. . (S CHINA, VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia banghamii (Noot.) Figlar & Noot. . (MALAYSIA, SUMATRA)
  • Magnolia braianensis (Gagnep.) Figlar . (VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia cavaleriei (Finet & Gagnep.) Figlar . (S CHINA)
  • Magnolia champaca (L.) Baillon ex Pierre . (S INDIA, LESSER SUNDA IS.)
    • Magnolia champaca var. pubinervia (Blume) Figlar & Noot. . (JAVA, MALAY PENIN.)
  • Magnolia chapensis (Dandy) Sima . (S CHINA, N VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia compressa Maxim. . (JAPAN, SW CHINA)
  • Magnolia coriacea (H.T.Chang & B.L.Chen) Figlar . (SE YUNNAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia dianica Sima & Figlar . (SW CHINA)
  • Magnolia doltsopa (Buch.-Ham. Ex DC.) Figlar . (SW CHINA, HIMALAYAS)
  • Magnolia elliptilimba (B.L.Chen & Noot.) Figlar . (YUNNAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia ernestii Figlar . (SICHUAN (CHINA))
    • Magnolia ernestii ssp. szechuanica (Dandy) Sima & Figlar . SICHUAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia figo (Lour.) DC. - Banana-shrub or Chenille copperleaf (SE CHINA)
    • Magnolia figo var. crassipes (Law) Figlar & Noot. . (SE CHINA)
    • Magnolia figo var. skinneriana ined. . (SE CHINA)
  • Magnolia flaviflora (Law & Wu) Figlar . (VIETNAM, SW CHINA)
  • Magnolia floribunda (Finet & Gagnep.) Figlar . (S CHINA, VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia foveolata (Merr. Ex Dandy) Figlar . (S CHINA, VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia fujianensis (Q.F.Zheng) Figlar . (SE CHINA)
  • Magnolia fulva (H.T.Chang & B.L.Chen) Figlar . (YUNNAN (CHINA), VIET.?)
    • Magnolia fulva var. calcicola Sima & Yu . YUNNAN (CHINA)
  • Magnolia guangxiensis (Law & R.Z.Zhou) Sima . (GUANGXI (CHINA))
  • Magnolia hypolampra (Dandy) Figlar . (S CHINA, VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia ingrata (B.L.Chen & S.C.Lang) Figlar . (YUNNAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia jiangxiensis (H.T.Chang & B.L.Chen) Figlar . (JIANGXI (CHINA))
  • Magnolia kingii (Dandy) Figlar . (BANGLADESH, ASSAM)
  • Magnolia kisopa (Bush.-Ham. ex DC.) Figlar . (VIETNAM, NEPAL)
  • Magnolia koordersiana (Noot.) Figlar . (MALAYSIA, W SUMATRA)
  • Magnolia lacei (W.W.Smith) Figlar . (SW CHINA, VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia lanuginosa (Wall.) Figlar & Noot. . (YUNNAN (CHINA), NEPAL)
  • Magnolia leveilleana (Dandy) Figlar . (SW CHINA)
  • Magnolia macclurei (Dandy) Figlar . (S CHINA, N VIETNAM)
    • Magnolia macclurei var. sublanea Dandy . (GUANGDONG (CHINA))
  • Magnolia mannii (King) King . (ASSAM)
  • Magnolia martinii H.Lev. . (SE CHINA, VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia masticata (Dandy) Figlar . (YUNNAN (CHINA), LAOS)
  • Magnolia maudiae (Dunn) Figlar . (SE CHINA, HAINAN IS.)
    • Magnolia maudiae var. hunanensis (C.L.Peng & L.H.Yan) Sima . (HUNAN (CHINA))
    • Magnolia maudiae var. platypetala (Hand.-Mazz.) Sima . (S-CENTRAL CHINA)
  • Magnolia mediocris (Dandy) Figlar . (S CHINA, VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia microcarpa (B.L.Chen & S.C.Yang) Sima . (S CHINA)
  • Magnolia microtricha (Hand.-Mazz.) Figlar . (YUNNAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia montana (Blume) Figlar & Noot. . (MAYAYSIA to BORNEO)
  • Magnolia nilagirica (Zenker) Figlar . (S INDIA, SRI LANKA)
  • Magnolia oblonga (Wall. Ex Hook.f. & Thomson) Figlar . (ASSAM)
  • Magnolia odora (Chun) Figlar & Noot. . (SE CHINA, N VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia opipara (H.T.Chang & B.L.Chen) Sima . (YUNNAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia philippinensis P.Pharm . (PHILIPPINES)
  • Magnolia punduana (Hook.f. & Thoms.) Figlar . (ASSAM)
  • Magnolia rajaniana (Craib.) Figlar . (THAILAND)
  • Magnolia scortechinii (King) Figlar & Noot. . (MALAY PENIN., W SUMATRA)
  • Magnolia shiluensis (Chun & Y.F.Wu) Figlar . (HAINAN IS.)
  • Magnolia sirindhorniae Noot. & Chalermglin - Princess Sirindhorn's magnolia (THAILAND)
  • Magnolia sphaerantha (C.Y.Wu ex Z.S.Yue) Sima . (SW CHINA)
  • Magnolia subulifera (Dandy) Figlar . (VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia sumatrae (Dandy) Figlar & Noot. . (MALAYSIA, SUMATRA)
  • Magnolia xanthantha (C.Y.Wu ex Law & Y.F.Wu) Figlar . (YUNNAN (CHINA))
Subsection Elmerrillia
  • Magnolia platyphylla (Merr.) Figlar & Noot. . (PHILIPPINES)
  • Magnolia pubescens (Merr.) Figlar & Noot. . (PHILIPPINES)
  • Magnolia tsiampacca (L.) Figlar & Noot. . (SUMATRA, NEW GUINEA)
    • Magnolia tsiampacca ssp. tsiampacca var. glaberrima (Dandy) Figlar & Noot. . (MALAYSIA, NEW GUINEA)
    • Magnolia tsiampacca ssp. mollis (Dandy) Figlar & Noot. . (SUMATRA, BORNEO)
  • Magnolia vrieseana (Miq.) Baill. Ex Pierre . (SULAWESI, MOLUCCAS)
Subsection Maingola
  • Magnolia annamensis Dandy . (VIETNAM)
  • Magnolia carsonii Dandy ex Noot. . (BORNEO)
    • Magnolia carsonii var. drymifolia Noot. . (BORNEO)
    • Magnolia carsonii var. phaulanta (Dandy ex Noot.) S.Kim . (CELEBES)
  • Magnolia cathcartii (Hook.f. & Thoms.) Noot. . (SW CHINA, BURMA)
  • Magnolia griffithii King . (INDIA, ASSAM)
  • Magnolia gustavii King - Gustav's magnolia (INDIA, ASSAM)
  • Magnolia macklottii (Korth.) Dandy . (W JAVA, BORNEO)
    • Magnolia macklottii var. beccariana (Agostini) Noot. . (SUMATRA)
  • Magnolia pealiana King . (ASSAM)
Subsection Aromadendron
  • Magnolia ashtonii Dandy ex. Noot. . (SUMATRA, BORNEO)
  • Magnolia bintuluensis (Agostini) Noot. . (SUMATRA, BORNEO)
  • Magnolia borneensis Noot. . (BORNEO, PHILIPPINES)
  • Magnolia elegans (Blume) Keng . (SUMATRA, JAVA)
  • Magnolia pahangensis Noot. . (BORNEO, PHILIPPINES)

Subgenus Gynopodium

Section Gynopodium

  • Magnolia kachirachirai (Kanehira & Yamamoto) Dandy . (TAIWAN)
  • Magnolia lotungensis Chun & Tsoon . (S CHINA)
  • Magnolia nitida W.W.Smith - Glossy magnolia (NW YUNNAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia omeiensis (Hu & Cheng) Dandy . (SICHUAN (CHINA))
  • Magnolia yunnanensis (Hu) Noot. . (SE YUNNAN (CHINA))

Section Manglietiastrum

  • Magnolia pleiocarpa (Dandy) Figlar & Noot. . (ASSAM)
  • Magnolia praecalva (Dandy) Figlar & Noot. . (VIETNAM, MALAY PENIN.)
  • Magnolia sinica (Law) Noot. . (SE YUNNAN (CHINA))


In general, Magnolia is a genus which has attracted a lot of horticultural interest. Hybridisation has been immensely successful in combining the best aspects of different species to give plants which flower at an earlier age than the species themselves, as well as having more impressive flowers. One of the most popular garden magnolias is a hybrid, M. × soulangeana (Saucer magnolia; hybrid M. liliiflora × M. denudata).

In parts of Japan, the leaves of magnolia obovata are used for wrapping food and as cooking dishes.

Magnolias are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, including Giant Leopard Moth.

Medicinal uses

The bark from M. officinalis has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is known as hou po (厚朴). In Japan, kōboku, M. obovata has been used in a similar manner. The aromatic bark contains magnolol and honokiol, two polyphenolic compounds that may have demonstrated anti-anxiety and anti-angiogenic properties.[citation needed] Magnolia bark also may have been shown to reduce allergic and asthmatic reactions.[citation needed]

Magnolia has attracted the interest of the dental research community because magnolia bark extract inhibits many of the bacteria responsible for caries and periodontal disease.[17][18] In addition, the constituent magnolol interferes with the action of glucosyltransferase, an enzyme needed for the formation of bacterial plaque.[19][20]

Popular culture

Magnolia grandiflora is the official state flower of both Mississippi and Louisiana. The flower's abundance in Mississippi is reflected in its nickname of "Magnolia State". The magnolia is also the official state tree of Mississippi.


  1. ^ The number of species in the genus Magnolia depends on the taxonomic view that one takes up. Recent molecular and morphological research shows that former genera Talauma, Dugandiodendron, Manglietia, Michelia, Elmerrillia, Kmeria, Parakmeria, Pachylarnax (and a small number of monospecific genera) all belong within the same genus, Magnolia s.l. (s.l. = sensu lato: 'in a broad sense', as opposed to s.s. = sensu stricto: 'in a narrow sense'). The genus Magnolia s.s. contains about 120 species. See the section Nomenclature and classification in this article.
  2. ^ Plumier, C. (1703) Nova plantarum Americanarum genera. Paris. [New genera of American plants].
  3. ^ Dillenius, J.J. (1732), Hortus Elthamensis, seu plantarum rariorum quas in horto suo Elthami in Cantio coluit vir ornamentissimus et praestantissimus Jacobus Sherard. London [The garden of Eltham, or rather about the rare plants that the most distinguished and prominent man Jacob Sherard grows in his garden in Eltham in Kent].
  4. ^ Catesby, M. (1730), The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects and plants, Vol. 1. London.
  5. ^ Lamarck, J.B.P.A. de (1786), Encyclopédie Méthodique Botanique, tome second: 127. Paris.
  6. ^ Under the rule of priority, the first name that is validly published in Linnaeus' Species plantarum (1 May 1753) or any other work of any other botanist after that, takes precedence over later names. Plumier's name was not a binomen and moreover published before Species plantarum, so it has no status. The first binomen that was published after 1753 was Lamarck's Annona dodecapetala (1786). Magnolia plumieri (1788) was published on a later date by Schwartz, and is treated as a later synonym, as are Magnolia fatiscens (1817; Richard), Talauma caerulea (Jaume St-Hilaire 1805) and Magnolia linguifolia (1822).
  7. ^ Magnolia glauca has the same type specimen as Magnolia virginiana and as the latter is the first valid name, the species is now called Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay magnolia). Var. fœtida was renamed Magnolia grandiflora, which is legitimate as the epithet fœtida only has priority in its rank of variety. Magnolia grandiflora is the Southern magnolia. Magnolia tripetala (Umbrella magnolia) and Magnolia acuminata (Cucumber tree) are still recognized as species.
  8. ^ Under these names the species were described by Desrousseaux in Lamarck's Encyclopédie Méthodique Botanique, tome troisieme (1792): 675. In the beginning of the 20th century, descriptions which seemed to represent the same species, were found in a work of the French naturalist P.J. Buc'hoz, Plantes nouvellement découvertes (1779), under the names Lassonia heptapeta and Lassonia quinquepeta. In 1934, the English botanist J.E. Dandy argued that these names had priority over the names by which both species had been known for over a century and hence from then on Magnolia denudata had to be named Magnolia heptapeta, Magnolia liliiflora should be changed into Magnolia quinquepeta. After a lengthy debate, specialist taxonomists decided that the Buc'hoz names were based on chimaeras (pictures constructed of elements of different species), and as Buc'hoz did not cite or preserve herbarium specimens, his names were ruled not to be acceptable.
  9. ^ These species were published as Liriodendron coco and Liriodendron figo by J. de Loureiro in Flora Cochinchinensis (1790) and later (1817) transferred to Magnolia by A. P. de Candolle. Magnolia figo was soon after transferred to the genus Michelia.
  10. ^ Magnolia kobus only received its name in 1814, when it was validly published by A.P. de Candolle. There has been much confusion about earlier attempts to validly publish this species, especially because descriptions and type specimens did not match.
  11. ^ In 1927 J.E. Dandy accepted 10 genera in The genera of Magnoliaceae, Kew Bulletin 1927: 257-264. In 1984 Law Yuh-Wu proposed 15 in A preliminary study on the taxonomy of the family Magnoliaceae, Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 22: 89-109; in 2004 even 16, in Magnolias of China. This is not just about grouping some genera together where others do not; authors often choose different boundaries.
  12. ^ Azuma, H., L.B. Thien & S. Kawano (1999), Molecular phylogeny of Magnolia (Magnoliaceae) inferred from cpDNA sequences and evolutionary divergence of the floral scents. Journal of Plant Research 112(1107): 291-306.
  13. ^ Azuma, H., García-Franco, J.G., Rico-Gray, V., and Thien, L.B. (2001). Molecular phylogeny of the Magnoliaceae: the biogeography of tropical and temperate disjunctions. American Journal of Botany. 88: 2275-2285.
  14. ^ Kim, S. et al. (2001), Phylogenetic relationships in family Magnoliaceae inferred from ndhF sequences. American Journal of Botany. 88(4): 717-728.
  15. ^ Figlar, R.B. (2000), Proleptic branch initiation in Michelia and Magnolia subgenus Yulania provides basis for combinations in subfamily Magnolioideae. In: Liu Yu-hu et al., Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Family Magnoliaceae: 14-25, Science Press, Beijing.
  16. ^ 4. Magnoliaceae, Flora of China
  17. ^ "Compressed mints and chewing gum containing magnolia bark extract are effective against bacteria responsible for oral malodor.". J Agric Food Chem. 55 (23): 9465–9. 2007 November 14 Epub 2007 October 20. doi:10.1021/jf072122h. PMID 17949053 : 17949053. 
  18. ^ "Antimicrobial activity of magnolol and honokiol against periodontopathic microorganisms.". Planta Med.;(): 64 (4): 367–9. 1998 May. PMID 9619121 : 9619121. 
  19. ^ "The inhibitory effect of magnolol from Magnolia officinalis on glucosyltransferase.". Arch Oral Biol.;():. 51 (10): 899–905. 2006 October Epub 2006 June 22. PMID 16797479 : 16797479. 
  20. ^ "Effects of Magnolol and Honokiol on the activities of streptococcal glucosyltransferases both in solution and adsorbed on an experimental pellicle.". Lett Appl Microbiol. 39 (5): 459–65. 2004. doi:10.1111/j.1472-765X.2004.01610.x. PMID 15482438 : 15482438. 
  • Callaway, D.J. (1994). The World of Magnolias. Portland, Oregon, Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-236-6
  • Hunt, D. (ed). (1998). Magnolias and Their Allies. International Dendrology Society & Magnolia Society. ISBN 0-9517234-8-0
  • Law, Y.W. (= Liu, Y.H.) (2004). Magnolias of China. Hong-Kong, Beijing Science & Technology Press. ISBN 7-5304-2765-2
  • Treseder, N.G. (1978). Magnolias. London/Boston, Faber & Faber. ISBN 0-571-09619-0

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Magnolia is 1999 film about nine lives intertwined in a 24-hour span of coincidence and chance; but to L.A. it's just an ordinary day "raining cats and dogs."

Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson



  • The tale told at a 1961 awards dinner for the American Association Of Forensic Science by Dr. Donald Harper, president of the association, began with a simple suicide attempt: seventeen-year-old Sydney Barringer in the city of Los Angeles on March 23, 1958. The coroner ruled that the unsuccessful suicide had suddenly become a successful homicide. To explain: The suicide was confirmed by a note left in the breast pocket of Sydney Barringer. At the same time young Sydney stood on the ledge of this nine-story building, an argument swelled three stories below. The neighbors heard, as they usually did, the arguing of the tenants, and it was not uncommon for them to threaten each other with a shotgun or one of the many handguns kept in the house. And when the shotgun accidentally went off, Sydney just happened to pass. Added to this, the two tenants turned out to be Fay and Arthur Barringer; Sydney's mother and Sydney's father. When confronted with the charge, which took some figuring out for the officers on the scene of the crime, Fay Barringer swore that she did not know that the gun was loaded. A young boy who lived in the building, sometimes a visitor and friend to Sydney Barringer, said that he had seen six days prior the loading of the shotgun. It seems that the arguing and the fighting and all of the violence was far too much for Sydney Barringer; and knowing his mother and father's tendency to fight, he decided to do something. Sydney Barringer jumps from the ninth floor rooftop. His parents argue three stories below. Her accidental shotgun blast hits Sydney in the stomach as he passes the arguing sixth floor window. He is killed instantly but continues to fall, only to find, three stories below, a safety net installed three days prior for a set of window washers that would have broken his fall and saved his life if not for the hole in his stomach. So Fay Barringer was charged with the murder of her son and Sydney Barringer noted as an accomplice in his own death. And it is in the humble opinion of this narrator that this is not just "something that happened." This cannot be "one of those things"... This, please, cannot be that. And for what I would like to say, I can't. This was not just a matter of chance. Ohh. These strange things happen all the time.

Frank T.J. Mackey

  • I will not apologize for who I am. I will not apologize for what I need. I will not apologize for what I want!
  • In this life, it's not what you hope for, it's not what you deserve — it's what you take.
  • Earl... You don't look that bad. You prick. Cocksucker. That's what you used to like to say, right? "Cocksucker." But you are a cocksucker, Earl. It hurts, doesn't it? Huh? You in a lot of pain? She was in a lot of pain. Right to the end, she was in a lot of pain. I know because I, I was there, Earl. You didn't like illness, though, did you? I was there. She waited for your call. For you to come. I am not going to cry. I am not going to cry for you! You cocksucker, I know you can hear me. I want you to know that I hate your fucking guts. You can just fucking die, you fuck. And I hope it hurts, I fucking hope it hurts. Why didn't you call? I fucking hate you. Goddamn you, you fucking asshole. Oh, God, you fucking asshole. Don't go away, you fucking asshole! Oh, God, don't go away, you fucking asshole!

Quiz Kid Donnie Smith

  • No, it is not dangerous to confuse children with angels.
  • I really do have love to give; I just don't know where to put it.
  • And the book says, "We may be through with the past, but the past is not through with us!"

Jim Kurring

  • Let me tell you something, this is not an easy job. I get a call on the radio, dispatch, it's bad news. And it stinks. But this is my job and I love it. Because I want to do well. In this life and in this world, I want to do well. And I want to help people. And I might get twenty bad calls a day. But one time I can help someone and make a save, correct a wrong or right a situation, then I'm a happy cop. And as we move through this life we should try and do good. Do good... And if we can do that, and not hurt anyone else, well... then...
  • I lost my gun today when I left you and I'm the laughingstock of a lot of people. I wanted to tell you. I wanted you to know and it's on my mind. And it makes me look like a fool. And I feel like a fool. And you asked that we should say things, that we should say what we're thinking and not lie about things. Well, I can tell you that, this, that I lost my gun today, and I am not a good cop. And I'm looked down at. And I know that. And I'm scared that once you find that out you may not like me.
  • I can't let this go. I can't let you go. Now, you... you listen to me now. You're a good person. You're a good and beautiful person and I won't let you walk out on me. And I won't let you say those things, those things about how stupid you are and this and that. I won't stand for that. You want to be with me... then you be with me. You see?
  • A lot of people think this is just a job that you go to... take a lunch hour, the job's over, something like that. But it's a 24-hour deal... no two ways about it... and what most people don't see is just how hard it is to do the right thing. People think if I make a judgment call, that it's a judgment on them. But that's not what I do, and that's not what should be done. I have to take everything and play it as it lays. Sometimes people need a little help. Sometimes people need to be forgiven. And sometimes they need to go to jail. And that's a very tricky thing on my part... making that call. The law is the law, and heck if I'm gonna break it. But if you can forgive someone... well, that's the tough part. What can we forgive? Tough part of the job. Tough part of walking down the street.

Claudia Gator

  • I'll tell you everything, and you tell me everything, and maybe we can get through all the piss and shit and lies that kill other people.
  • Now that I've met you, would you object to never seeing me again?


  • Earl Partridge: I'll tell you the greatest regret of my life: I let my love go.
  • Dixon: When the sunshine don't work, the good Lord bring the rain in.


Young Pharmacy Kid: Strong, strong stuff here. What exactly you have wrong, you need all this stuff?
Linda Partridge: Motherfucker...
Young Pharmacy Kid: What are you talking about?
Linda Partridge: Who the fuck are you? Who the fuck do you think you are? I come in here. You don't know me. You don't know who I am, what my life is. You have the balls, the indecency to ask me a question about my life?
Old Pharmacist: Please, lady, why don't you calm down?
Linda Partridge: Fuck you, too. Don't call me "lady". I come in here, I give these things to you. You check, you make your phone calls, look suspicious, ask questions. I'm sick. I have sickness all around me and you fucking ask me about my life? "What's wrong?" Have you seen death in your bed? In your house? Where's your fucking decency? And then I'm asked fucking questions. What's... wrong? You suck my dick. That's what's wrong. And you, you fucking call me "lady"? Shame on you. Shame on you. Shame on both of you.


Things fall down. People look up. And when it rains, it pours.


Tom Cruise - Frank T.J. Mackey
Pat Healy - Sir Edmund William Godfrey/Young Pharmacy Kid
Julianne Moore - Linda Partridge
Genevieve Zweig - Mrs. Godfrey
Mark Flannagan - Joseph Green
William H. Macy - Quiz Kid Donnie Smith
Jeremy Blackman - Stanley Spector
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Phil Parma
John C. Reilly - Jim Kurring
Ricky Jay - Burt Ramsey/Narrator
Philip Baker Hall - Jimmy Gator
Melora Walters - Claudia Gator

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Magnolia grandiflora


Named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778) after botanist Pierre Magnol (1638-1715).[1][2]

Proper noun




  1. (botany) A taxonomic genus, within the subfamily Magnolioideae - the magnolias.
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  • Notes:
  1. ^ Erhardt, Walter & Götz, Erich & Bödeker, Nils & Seybold, Siegmund, Zander. Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen. Dictionary of plant names. Dictionnaire des noms de plantes, Ulmer, 2000.
  2. ^ Hyam, Roger & Pankhurst, Richard, Plants and their Names. A Concise Dictionary, Oxford University Press, US, 1995.


Proper noun




  1. A female given name, one of the less common flower names invented in the 19th century.


  • 1971 P.G. Wodehouse, Much Obliged, Jeeves, Barrie and Jenkins 1971, page 24:
    "Nobody could have a name like Magnolia."
    "They could if they came from South Carolina, as she did. In the southern states of America you can't throw a brick without hitting a Magnolia."


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From Wikispecies


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Ordo: Magnoliales
Familia: Magnoliaceae
Subfamilia: Magnolioideae
Genus: Magnolia
Subgenera: M. subg. Gynopodium - M. subg. Magnolia - M. subg. Yulania - incertae sedis


Magnolia L., Sp. Pl. 535. 1753.

Type species: M. virginiana L.


  • Alcimandra Dandy, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 260. 1927.
  • Aromadendron Blume, Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. 1: 10. 1825.
  • Blumia Nees ex Blume, Verh. Batav. Genootsch. Kunst. 9: 147. 1823.
  • Buergeria Siebold & Zucc., Abh. Akad. Muench. 4. 2. 186. t. 2. 1845.
  • Champaca Adans., Fam. Pl. (Adanson) 2: 365. 1763.
  • Dugandiodendron Lozano, Caldasia 11(53): 33. 1975.
  • Elmerrillia Dandy, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 261. 1927.
  • Guillimia Rchb., Consp. Regn. Veg. 193. 1828.
  • Gwillimia Rottl. ex DC., Syst. Nat. [Candolle] 1: 455. 1817.
  • Houpoea N.H.Xia & C.Y.Wu, Fl. China 7: 64. 2008.
  • Kmeria (Pierre) Dandy, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 262. 1927.
  • Kobus Kaempf. ex Salisb., Parad. Lond. t. 87. 1807.
  • Lassonia Buc'hoz, Pl. Nouv. Decouv. t. 19. 1779.
  • Lirianthe Spach, Hist. Nat. Vég. (Spach) 7: 485. 1838.
  • Liriopsis Spach, Hist. Nat. Vég. (Spach) 7: 460. 1838.
  • Manglietia Blume, Verh. Batav. Genootsch. Kunst. 9: 149. 1823.
  • Manglietiastrum Y.W.Law, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(4): 72. 1979.
  • Michelia L., Sp. Pl. 1: 536. 1753.
  • Micheliopsis H.Keng, Quart. J. Taiwan Mus. viii. 209. 1955.
  • Oyama (Nakai) N.H.Xia & C.Y.Wu, Fl. China 7: 66. 2008.
  • Pachylarnax Dandy, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 260. 1927.
  • Parakmeria Hu & W.C.Cheng, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 1: 1. 1951.
  • Paramanglietia Hu & Cheng, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 1: 255. 1951.
  • Paramichelia Hu, Sunyatsenia 4: 142. 1940.
  • Phelima Noronha, Verh. Batav. Genootsch. Kunst. 5: ed. I. Art. 4: 3. 1790.
  • Sampacca Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 6. 1891 [5 Nov 1891] ; nom. illeg.
  • Santanderia Cespedes ex Triana & Planch., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 4, 17: 23, in syn. 1862
  • Sinomanglietia Z.X.Yu & Q.Y.Zheng, Acta Agric. Univ. Jiangxiensis, 16(2): 202. 1994.
  • Spenocarpus Wall., Numer. List [Wallich] p. 236. 1831?
  • Spermabolus Teijsm. & Binn., Cat. Hort. Bog. 178. 1866.
  • Svenhedinia Urb., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 24: 3. 1927.
  • Talauma Juss., Gen. Pl. (Jussieu) 281. 1789.
  • Tsoongiodendron Chun, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 281. 1963.
  • Tulipastrum Spach, Hist. Nat. Vég. (Spach) 7: 481. 1838.
  • Woonyoungia Y.W.Law, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin 17(4): 354. 1997.
  • Yulania Spach, Hist. Nat. Vég. (Spach) 7: 462. 1838.


Recently, Yuhu Liu, Nianhe Xia, Liu Yuhu & Hans P. Nooteboom presented a consept of 16 genera for the Flora of China. It's to be seen if theis treatment will be overall accepted.


  • Azuma, H. et al. 2001. Molecular phylogeny of the Magnoliaceae: the biogeography of tropical and temperate disjunctions. Amer. J. Bot. 88: 2275-2285.
  • Azuma, H., Rico Gray, V., Garcia Franco, J.G., Toyota, M., Asakawa, Y., Thien, L.B.. 2004 Close relationship between Mexican and Chinese Magnolia (subtropical disjunct of Magnoliaceae) inferred from molecular and floral scent analyses. Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 55. (3): 167-180
  • Figlar R.B. & Nooteboom H.P. (2004). Notes on Magnoliaceae IV. Blumea 49: 87-100, quoted at [1]
  • Flora of China (2008). 'eFloras. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. 2009 Sept 07 [2].
  • Kim, S. et al. 2001. Phylogenetic relationships in family Magnoliaceae inferred from ndhF sequences. Amer. J. Bot. 88: 717-728.

Species overview

Directory A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


M. ×alba - M. acuminata - M. albosericea - M. ×alba - M. allenii - M. amazonica - M. amoena - M. angustioblonga - M. annamensis - M. arcabucoana - M. argyrothricha - M. aromatica - M. ashtonii


M. baillonii - M. balansae - M. banghamii - M. bintuluensis - M. biondii - M. blaoensis - M. blumei - M. boliviana - M. borneensis - M. braianensis - M. ×brooklynensis


M. cacuminoides - M. calimaensis - M. calophylla - M. calophylloides - M. campbellii - M. cararensis - M. caricifragrans - M. carsonii - M. cathcartii - M. cavaleriei - M. caveana - M. cespedesii - M. champaca - M. championii - M. chapensis - M. chevalieri - M. chimantensis - M. chocoensis - M. coco - M. colombiana - M. compressa - M. conifera - M. coriacea - M. cristalensis - M. cubensis - M. cylindrica


M. dandyi - M. dawsoniana - M. decidua - M. delavayi - M. denudata - M. dianica - M. dixonii - M. dodecapetala - M. dolichogyna - M. doltsopa - M. domingensis - M. duclouxii - M. duperreana


M. ekmannii - M. elegans - M. elliptilimba - M. emarginata - M. ernestii - M. espinalii


M. figo - M. flaviflora - M. floribunda - M. ×foggii - M. fordiana - M. foveolata - M. fraseri - M. ×freemannii - M. fujianensis - M. fulva


M. garrettii - M. georgii - M. gigantifolia - M. gilbertoi - M. globosa - M. gloriensis - M. ×gotoburgensis - M. grandiflora - M. grandis - M. griffithii - M. guangxiensis - M. guatapensis - M. guatemalensis - M. gustavii


M. hamorii - M. hebecarpa - M. henryi - M. hernandezii - M. hodgsonii - M. hookeri - M. hypolampra


M. iltisiana - M. ingrata - M. insignis - M. irwiniana


M. jiangxiensis


M. kachirachirai - M. katiorum - M. ×kewensis - M. kingii - M. kisopa - M. kobus - M. koordersiana - M. kwangsiensis


M. lacei - M. lanuginosa - M. lanuginosoides - M. lasia - M. lenticellata - M. leveilleana - M. liliifera - M. liliiflora - M. ×lobneri - M. lotungensis - M. lucida


M. macclurei - M. macklottii - M. macrophylla - M. magnifolia - M. mahechae - M. mannii - M. mariusjacobsia - M. martinii - M. masticata - M. maudiae - M. mediocris - M. megaphylla - M. mexicana - M. microcarpa - M. microtricha - M. minor - M. montana - M. morii - M. moto - †M. muldoonae


M. nana - M. narinensis - M. neillii - M. nilagirica - M. nitida


M. oblonga - M. obovalifolia - M. obovata - M. odora - M. odoratissima - M. officinalis - M. omeiensis - M. opipara - M. ovata - M. ovoidea


M. pachyphylla - M. pacifica - M. pahangensis - M. pallescens - M. panamensis - †M. paroblonga - M. pealiana - M. persuaveolens - M. phanerophlebia - M. philippinensis - M. phuthoensis - M. platyphylla - M. pleiocarpa - M. poasana - M. polyhypsophilla - M. portoricensis - M. praecalva - M. ×proctoriana - M. ptaritepuiana - M. pterocarpa - M. pubescens - M. punduana


M. rajaniana - M. rimachii - M. rostrata - M. rufibarbata


M. sabahensis - M. salicifolia - M. sambuensis - M. santanderiana - M. sarawakensis - M. sargentiana - M. schiedeana - M. scortechinii - M. sellowiana - M. sharpii - M. shiluensis - M. sieboldii - M. silvioi - M. sinica - M. sirindhorniae - M. sororum - M. ×soulangeana - M. ×speciosa - M. sphaerantha - M. splendens - M. sprengeri - M. stellata - M. striatifolia - M. subulifera - M. sumatrae - M. szechuanica


M. tamaulipana - M. thailandica - †M. tiffneyi - M. ×thompsoniana - M. tripetala - M. tsiampacca


M. urraoense - M. utilis


M. ×veitchii - M. venezuelensis - M. ventii - M. villosa - M. virginiana - M. virolinensis - M. vrieseana


M. ×wieseneri - M. wilsonii - M. wolfii


M. xanthantha


M. yarumalense - M. yoroconte - M. yunnanensis


M. zenii

Vernacular names

Hrvatski: Magnolija
ქართული: მაგნოლია
日本語: モクレン属
Svenska: Magnoliasläktet
Türkçe: Manolya
中文: 木蘭屬
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